Championships, Caerleon 1951
pictures were kindly sent to us by Harold Ogden. The one above
featured on the front cover of Athletics Weekly, April
14th 1951. The one below was from the same journal.
Racecourse was the venue for the Annual International Cross Country
Championships in 1906, 1911, 1921, 1933 and 1951.
to right in the photo above are: Frank Aaron, Geoff Saunders (at
back) and Walter Hesketh.
two year old Geoff Saunders (England) went on to win the race
with Frank Aaron (England) second, Charles Cérou (France)
third and Walter Hesketh (England) fourth. The English team won
the event by a narrower margin than the first four places would
suggest - they scored 47 points while France came second with
54 points. The Welsh team with 299 points came 8th (out of 8)
behind Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Scotland and the Netherlands.